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of worsening relations with pakistan the u.s. is withholding $800 million in aid to the country's army they want more aggressive action taken against the taliban and not happy about their decision to revoke visas for american military trainers according to reports by the new york times white house chief of staff william daily talked about the tricky relationship this week. >>> obviously they have been an important alley in the fight on terrorism, victim of enormous amounts of terrorism but right now they have taken steps that give us reason to pause on aid we were giving to their military and we are trying to work through that. >>> tensions between the two nations have been on the rise since u.s. navy seals killed osama bin laden during a raid on pakistani soil in may. >>> another big story this morning, remembering betty ford the former first lady died friday she was 93. >> funeral services will happen tomorrow in the meantime sarah simmons is back with how folks are honouring her memory. >> betty ford broke down the barriers of sensitive topics most notably drug and alcohol addiction
topic to get in i think pakistan, eliminates visas to u.s. military personnel the u.s. holding back $800 million to them what is going on here. >> one problem with the whole process is after the osama bin laden killing, pakistan clearly obviously was upset with the u.s. because they were not put in on the loop on this they changed its process where by u.s. citizens can get visas to come to the country the u.s. cannot deliver some of the u.s. military aid to them, without those visas the way that works is some of that u.s. military aid according to folks at the pentagon is in the form of parts helicopters, communication and transportation parts that material cannot be delivered without being accompanied by u.s. military personnel some of those visas that have been cut off, would be for u.s. military personnel you can't deliver aid if you don't have the visas to go with the personnel that need the travel with it. >> a bit short sighted. >> some have said it was a situation they cut off their nose despite their face your language is probably a bit more dipole mattic. >> thank you very much.
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